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Cartonnage Applique

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Linen, gesso applique
  • Place Made: Akhmim, Egypt
  • DATES 305 B.C.E.-395 C.E.
    PERIOD late Ptolemaic Period to early Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 6 3/4 x 10 13/16 x 1/16 in. (17.1 x 27.5 x 0.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER X744.2
    CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Cartonnage Applique, 305 B.C.E.-395 C.E. Linen, gesso applique, 6 3/4 x 10 13/16 x 1/16 in. (17.1 x 27.5 x 0.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X744.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.x744.2_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.x744.2_NegA_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION One linen and gesso cartonnage applique. Toward the top, a winged kneeling goddess holding ostrich feathers. Toward the bottom, a coffin with mummy and two gods depicted upon it. Painted in red-brown, green and white now discolored by varnish. Condition: Good. Some cracking and small losses. Contained in folio with mat.
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